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Bentley ends Arnage line with Final Series model

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BENTLEY ARNAGE PRODUCTION TO END WITH SPECIAL “FINAL SERIES” MODEL

For ten years now the Arnage has been the four-door flagship over at Bentley, but it’s time is quickly coming to an end. To celebrate the end of an era, Bentley is building 150 “Final Series” models which will take the best of the Arnage T and R models, to deliver unprecedented luxury and performance. Bentley also plans to add a dash of excitement with some styling cues taken from the new Brooklands coupe.

Exterior styling will only be changed slightly with body colored headlamp bezels, blacked-out grilles, 10-inch wheels and dual exhaust pipes. The Final Series model will, however, feature a retractable “Flying B” ornament and will have plenty of “Final Series” badges.

Inside, the vehicle also remains mostly unchanged but receives some gimmicky touches, including a “Final Series” flask and shot glasses, as well as four umbrellas. Proving that even a car with as much old-world charm as an Arnage can also be technologically sophisticated, the Final Series will come with an iPod interface and an optional 1100 watt 10-speaker sound system.

The Arnage Final Series will make use of Bentley’s famous 6.75-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine, which in this vehicle will produce a reasonable 500 hp at 4200 rpm and an outrageous 738 ft-lbs of torque at just 3200 rpm! Mated to a six speed automatic ZF gearbox, this is enough motivation to launch the 5,700 lb sedan to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds, to 100 mph in 12.1 seconds and to a top seed of 179 mph.
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What ugly design will Bentudi come up with next? Don't let Audi design it! They had a one hit wonder with the TT and everything has been downhill since. The Conti looks like a pregnant frog. The sedan looks like a Taurus.
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What ugly design will Bentudi come up with next? Don't let Audi design it! They had a one hit wonder with the TT and everything has been downhill since. The Conti looks like a pregnant frog. The sedan looks like a Taurus.

I beg to differ...............

Meet the Audi R8 TDI...........

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You just made my point.
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That's a lot of chicken wire.

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You just made my point.

A German friend works is in a group position at Audi/VW entitling him to get an R8 as a company car, he said the sales is so fast ob these that he may be able to get one by Jan or Feb but not this year.

He settled for the S8 for now.........google the specs, it is a monster

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Ewww!! Gross!!!.........4 doors.

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Ewww!! Gross!!!.........4 doors.

Free company car, free gas, free mileage, ewww gross indeed............



Besides.........

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They're apparently getting into the laptop business.

Bentley Motors launches $19,800 'Ego' laptop
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They're apparently getting into the laptop business.

Bentley Motors launches $19,800 'Ego' laptop

I certainly hope that you have ordered some for the executives at your office, don't be caught short, others have been let go for letting down the corporate suits.
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